I am definitely on a rabbit trail : ) I painted this 5 x 7 inch oil painting during the first Friday Art Walk at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo. Don't they have wonderful eyes? I was working from a photo I took of a jackrabbit that wandered on to our property in Pueblo West. This was my third opportunity to paint in public. It's getting easier. I'm not as nervous as I used to be. But I got a comment from a gentleman that threw me. He said that the photo looked better than my painting. That was a first! How do you graciously respond to a remark like that? The goal for an artist isn't to copy the photo. Why bother? The photo is a jumping off point. The painting should be a unique view of the subject filtered through the artist's mind. That's how creativity happens. That's why you can recognize a Georgia O'Keefe painting vs. a Rembrandt. They weren't copying. They were interpreting. I hope to see my art develop to reflect the unique vision God has placed in me. I wish I had started sooner but moving forward is a very good direction to be going. I sold one of my rose paintings last week to a collector in Europe (London) on Ebay. That was a much nicer first!
This framed 5 x 7 inch jackrabbit painting is available at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, CO for $120. Contact me at 719-547-1093 if you are interested in purchasing.
You can also buy this painting as a fine art giclée print for $16 plus $2 shipping in my Etsy shop. Click here to purchase.